The CMA’s Top Charity Fundraiser, Dean Wight, who raised over R300-thousand for the Hillcrest AIDS Centre Trust, was also honoured for his huge heart and magnificent contribution to charitable giving.
The CMA Top Journalist of the Year Award was also presented to Matshelane Mamabolo of Independent Newspapers Limited, for generating the most articles on The Ultimate Human Race this year.
CMA Marketing Manager, Thami Vilakazi thanked Comrades athletes for their contributions to the 2020 campaign slogan, saying, “Over the years we have engaged with our runners via social media and other platforms to get their take on the following year’s campaign. I am pleased to say that Iphupho Lami – Dare to Dream was reached via a consultative process; and is one of those campaign slogans that encapsulates what the Comrades dream means to so many of us, as runners, supporters and stakeholders of this great brand.”
CMA General Manager, Keletso Totlhanyo says, “The Comrades Marathon is an extra-special event that never fails to get the entire nation rallying behind it. We look forward to collaborating with our sponsors and partners in the build-up to #Comrades2020 and striving towards ensuring that the 95th edition is our best one yet.”
CMA Vice Chairperson, Sifiso Nzuza said, ‘We are well aware that all Comrades enthusiasts are anticipating the 2020 Comrades Marathon. We welcome all of our runners, supporters and stakeholders to share in the camaraderie and excitement of Comrades race day on Sunday, 14 June 2020, as we welcome the world at large to the magical province of KwaZulu-Natal.’